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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442912/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-genetic-polymorphisms-as-a-risk-factor-in-saudi-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Saeed Kadasah, Misbahul Arfin, Sadaf Rizvi, Mohammed Al-Asmari, Abdulrahman Al-Asmari
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is one of the most common devastating psychiatric disorders that negatively affects the quality of life and psychosocial functions. Its etiology involves the interplay of complex polygenic influences and environmental risk factors. Inflammatory markers are well-known etiological factors for psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of proinflammatory cytokine genes, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α (-308G/A) and TNF-β (+252A/G) polymorphisms with schizophrenia susceptibility...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441984/asthma-control-in-saudi-arabia-gender-implications
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Armen A Torchyan
BACKGROUND: Gender-related factors in asthma control should be considered in clinical consultations to substantially improve asthma control in women. Meanwhile, a limited number of studies have been reported on gender differences in factors related to asthma control, especially in Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVE: To study the potential gender differences in factors associated with asthma control among adult patients with physician-diagnosed asthma. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in adult patients with asthma who attended primary care clinics at three major hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439609/primary-care-physicians-knowledge-of-sleep-medicine-and-barriers-to-transfer-of-patients-with-sleep-disorders-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ahmed H Saleem, Faisal A Al Rashed, Ghassan A Alkharboush, Othman M Almazyed, Awad H Olaish, Aljohara S Almeneessier, Ahmed S BaHammam
To assess primary care physicians' (PCPs) knowledge and attitudes toward sleep disorders.  Methods: In this cross-sectional quantitative study, we surveyed 88 primary care centers under the Ministry of Health during 2015 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, using a combination of pre-designed validated questionnaires. Knowledge was assessed using the Assessment of Sleep Knowledge in Medical Education (ASKME) questionnaire, and attitude was assessed using a pre-designed survey. For numerical variables, t-test was used, and for categorical variables, Chi-square test was used...
May 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439605/effectiveness-of-a-preparatory-aid-in-facilitating-oral-assessment-in-a-group-of-saudi-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-central-saudi-arabia
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Ebtissam Z Murshid
To evaluate the effectiveness of a specially-designed dental book (preparatory aid) on the behavior of a group of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Saudi children during their first dental visit to the College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional double-blinded pre-and post clinical study consisting of 2 parts; a survey targeting the parents, and a clinical oral examination of their ASD children was conducted between January and June of 2016.  Results: A total of 40 children (75% males and 25% females) with an average age of 6...
May 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439601/collapsing-glomerulopathy-the-saudi-arabian-scenario-a-study-of-31-cases-and-a-review-of-literature
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Sufia Husain
To compare the clinico-pathological features of collapsing glomerulopathy (CG) at a tertiary hospital in Saudi Arabia with the world literature. Methods: In a retrospective study, all biopsy-diagnosed cases of CG between 2004-2015 were identified and analyzed, at King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh. The clinico-pathological findings along with prognosis were reviewed and compared with the reported literature.  Results: Thirty-one CG patients were identified, most were adult males...
May 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439597/ambu-auraonce-versus-i-gel-laryngeal-mask-airway-in-infants-and-children-undergoing-surgical-procedures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Abdulrahman M Alzahem, Mansoor Aqil, Tariq A Alzahrani, Ayman H Aljazaeri
To compare the efficacy and performance of the pediatric Ambu AuraOnce (Ambu AO) mask (Ambu, Copenhagen, Denmark) and i-gel mask (Intersurgical Ltd., Wokingham, United Kingdom). Methods: From May 2015 to September 2016, 112 patients, 0-14 years old, underwent elective surgery at a tertiary university hospital (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). They were randomly assigned to the Ambu AO or i-gel group. Three groups underwent a subgroup analysis: ≤5 kg (group 1), 5.1-10.0 kg (group 2), and >10 kg (group 3). Results: The oropharyngeal leak pressure was significantly higher for the i-gel (25...
May 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435371/attitude-and-knowledge-of-isolation-in-operative-field-among-undergraduate-dental-students
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Fuad Abdo Al-Sabri, Ahmed Mohamed Elmarakby, Ahmed Mohammed Hassan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the general attitude of undergraduate dental students toward rubber dam use, specifically focusing on operative procedures before starting to serve community. METHODS: Questionnaires were distributed to undergraduate clinical years' students of two private colleges; Al-Farabi Dental College, Riyadh, KSA and Buraidah Private Colleges, Qassim, KSA. Questions were asked about areas where the students used rubber dam in operative procedures, in which types of caries classes, and in which type of restoration they frequently used the rubber dam...
January 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435340/stress-and-its-predictors-in-pregnant-women-a-study-in-saudi-arabia
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Anwar E Ahmed, Alhanouf N Albalawi, Asmaa A Alshehri, Rand M AlBlaihed, Majid A Alsalamah
BACKGROUND: Although stress during pregnancy has negative effects on children's development and pregnant women's health, no study has assessed stress and its predictors among pregnant Saudi women. The aim of this study was to assess stress and identify its predictors in a sample of pregnant Saudi women. METHODS: A correlational study was carried out at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 438 pregnant women who attended the obstetrics/gynecology clinic...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434851/long-term-audit-of-platelet-consumption-in-a-university-hospital
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A K Al-Ghumlas, A K Al Momen, M Badri, A G Abdel Gader
OBJECTIVES: To determine the long-term trend in platelet consumption in a university hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The annual consumption of platelets concentrate (PC) was analyzed over 23 years (1985-2007) in King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. RESULTS: The total 23 years consumption was 100,466 units of PC. Consumption went through 3 phases: the first, 1985-1994: the annual consumption increased from 1706 to 5912 which coincided with the increase in the number of patient admissions; the second, 1994-2003:featured a remarkable drop (48...
April 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420907/effectiveness-of-health-education-programme-level-of-knowledge-about-prevention-of-cervical-cancer-among-saudi-female-healthcare-students
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Ghadeer Khaled Al-Shaikh, Sadiqa Badar Syed, Amel Ahmed Fayed, Reem Ali Al-Shaikh, Eman Mohammed Al-Mussaed, Farida Habib Khan, Hala Nasser Elmorshedy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of health education programme on the knowledge of human papilloma virus among female medical students. METHODS: This quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2014 at the Princess Nourah bint Abulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and comprised female medical students. An intervention programme was implemented in the form of lectures, videos, posters, etc. on human papillomavirus. SPSS 20 was used for data analysis...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417237/assessment-of-satisfaction-based-on-age-and-gender-in-functional-and-aesthetic-rhinoplasty
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Sami AlHarethy, Samiah S Al-Angari, Falah Syouri, Tahera Islam, Yong Ju Jang
The aim of this study was to assess patients' satisfaction based on gender and age using the Rhinoplasty Outcomes Evaluation (ROE) post-rhinoplasty from both functional and aesthetic outcomes. The study design was a prospective observational study. A total of 103 patients who underwent Rhinoplasty were prospectively investigated from January 2011 through December 2013 at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The sample included 61 males (59.2%) and 42 females (40.7%). The overall mean age was (25...
April 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417032/vision-screening-of-ophthalmic-nursing-staff-in-a-tertiary-eye-care-hospital-outcomes-and-ocular-healthcare-seeking-behaviours
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Ruhi A Khan, Ches Souru, Sejo Vaghese, Ziaul Yasir, Rajiv Khandekar
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate ocular healthcare-seeking behaviours and vision screening outcomes of nursing staff at a tertiary eye care hospital. METHODS: This study was conducted between April and September 2016 among all 500 nurses employed at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Data were collected on age, gender, use of visual aids, the presence of diabetes, a history of refractive surgery and date of last ocular health check-up...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417030/knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-basic-life-support-among-health-students-at-a-saudi-women-s-university
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Maha A Al-Mohaissen
OBJECTIVES: Awareness of basic life support (BLS) is paramount to ensure the provision of essential life-saving medical care in emergency situations. This study aimed to measure knowledge of BLS and attitudes towards BLS training among female health students at a women's university in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This prospective cross-sectional study took place between January and April 2016 at five health colleges of the Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416780/new-onset-epilepsy-in-the-elderly-clinical-radiological-and-electroencephalographic-features-and-treatment-responses
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Erum M Shariff, Fahd A AlKhamis
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate new onset epilepsy characteristics, etiology, radiological and electroencephalographic features and to document treatment response in the elderly. METHODS: This was a retrospective study carried out in King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 2010 to 2013. Medical records were searched to recruit patients. Hundred and nineteen patients were enrolled who fulfill the inclusion criteria. Clinical data with respect to seizure semiology, etiology, electroencephalographic findings, radiological findings, co-morbidities, and anti-epileptic drug (AED) therapy were assessed...
April 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411356/mitochondrial-neurogastrointestinal-encephalomyopathy-syndrome-treated-with-stem-cell-transplant-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Amr Hanbali, Walid Rasheed, Musthafa Chalikandy Peedikayil, Saeed Boholega, Hazza A Alzahrani
Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive multisystem disorder caused by nuclear TYMP gene mutations, which leads to deficiency in thymidine phosphorylase enzyme. This deficiency then leads to mitochondrial dysfunction, which causes the features characteristic of this syndrome, including severe muscle wasting, gastrointestinal dysmotility, leukoencephalopathy, peripheral neuropathy, and ophthalmoplegia. Here, we present a case series of 3 patients with mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy from Saudi Arabia who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplant at King Faisal Specialist Hospital (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410598/prevalence-of-overweight-and-obesity-among-police-officers-in-riyadh-city-and-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease
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Abdullah S Alghamdi, Mohammed A Yahya, Ghedeir M Alshammari, Magdi A Osman
BACKGROUND: Despite the prevalence of overweight and obesity and increases in associated diseases such as diabetes and heart disease in the Saudi population, no studies have addressed the spread of obesity among Saudi police officers. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity and associations with biochemical parameters among the police in Riyadh. METHOD: The study involved a cross-sectional survey of 160 police officers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
April 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409663/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-among-dental-students-and-dental-practitioners-in-riyadh-city-saudi-arabia
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Zaina Al-Shehri, Mustafa Al Zoughool
This study assessed the nature, prevalence, and risk factors of musculoskeletal symptoms (MS) in dental clinics. A self-administered questionnaire was completed by 515 dental students and dentists about nature of work and prevalence and frequency of MS symptoms. Chi-square and logistic regression were used to determine the association of MS with a number of important variables. Pain in the lower back (64%) and neck (60%) were the most prevalent MS. Working in the dental colleges' clinics was associated with increased risk of MS (adjusted OR 2...
April 14, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406773/cluster-of-differentiation-5-cd5-levels-in-the-plasma-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd
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Dost Muhammad Halepoto, Abdulrahman Mohammed Alhowikan, Laila Al- Ayadhi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cluster of differentiation 5 (CD5) plasma levels and their association with childhood autism rating scale (CARS) in subjects with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to age and gender matched healthy controls, and to explore the link between CD5, severity, and autoimmunity in autism. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Autism Research and Treatment Center, Al-Amodi Autism Research Chair, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from October 2014 to May 2015...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403680/examining-the-relationship-between-child-maltreatment-and-school-performance-in-public-schools-in-saudi-arabia-a-pilot-study
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Dana Altamimi, Maha Almuneef, Fadia Albuhairan, Hassan Saleheen
AIMS: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between child maltreatment (CM) and school performance among adolescents in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2014. The enrolment criteria included both male and female Saudi students ( n=674; 52.7% male) aged 12-19 years ( Mage=15.6±1.6 years), attending intermediate and secondary schools belonging to the Ministry of National Guard. A self-administered questionnaire was used to gather information on different forms of abuse that had occurred in the past or were currently occurring...
April 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397953/physicians-attire-parents-preferences-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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Turki Aldrees, Roaa Alsuhaibani, Saleh Alqaryan, Hajer Alzahrani, Sami Alharethy, Abdullah Alghunaim, Sama Alohali, Manal Bawazeer
To assess Saudi mother's preferences regarding Saudi children's physicians' attire, and its influence on the parents' level of trust and confidence. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted from January to April 2014. Our sample comprised mothers of pediatric patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings at National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mothers answered multiple questions, including their preferences regarding male and female pediatric physicians' attire, their preferences regarding their children's physician's gender, and the impact of physician's appearance on mothers' confidence...
April 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
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